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7 Things you need to know about Tomorrowland

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You may not be going to Walt Disney World this summer, but Disney World is coming to you—or, more accurately, to a theater near you, in the form of the sci-fi, action-adventure film Tomorrowland.  The title, of course, is borrowed from the themed land so familiar to us all at the Disney parks around the world. In the movie, the title refers to a mystical realm hidden somewhere in time and space, a land whose secrets teen science whiz Casey Newton (Britt Robertson) and jaded former boy-genius-turned-inventor Frank Walker (George Clooney) attempt to unearth. Do you really need to know anything beyond that before you see the movie? Disney. Clooney. Sci-fi action adventure. Nope, I’m good. Pass the popcorn. Still,…

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6 Summer blockbusters where women rule

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Hollywood is notoriously stingy with good roles for women, but that may finally change this summer. As you read this, the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and the Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) are helping Avengers: Age of Ultron crush it at the early summer box office, and a parade of female protagonists are set to follow in their wake. Here are a few upcoming summer releases in which the women take charge: Pitch Perfect 2 (Opening May 15) The Bellas are back, ready to sing once again, and this time they’re taking on an impossible task: winning an international singing competition that no American team has ever won. Led by an all-star cast including Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, and Academy Award…

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